The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a Federal grant program that provides funding for cities to address the causes and consequences of poverty principally through activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
CDBG funds can be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and neighborhoods, including awards to local organizations, low- or no-cost housing rehabilitation loans and public infrastructure improvements. HUD regulations and Federal law determine which activities are eligible for CDBG funding. See HUD's CDBG rules and regulations.
HUD defines low- and moderate-income as at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). These income guidelines are adjusted annually by HUD and are available here. For further information, please refer to the contact information below.
Community Development Program Manager
(781) 286-8100 x20319
City Hall, 281 Broadway, Mezzanine Level, Revere, MA 02151
Proposed substantial amendment to the 2021 Annual Action Plan: Written comments may submitted to Danielle Osterman, Community Development Program Manager, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 or by email to email@example.com until February 4, 2022 at 4PM. Public Hearing Meeting Minutes
$660,000 in funding has been awarded to community organizations and municipal agencies in 2021. Grant recipients demonstrated an ability to prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to the Coronavirus pandemic as well as service predominantly low to moderate income Revere residents. The following organizations and their corresponding programs were awarded these funds:
|Cambridge Health Alliance||Career Pathway Program||CHA will establish a Career Pathways Program for Revere youth and young adults. This program will expose participants to the array of career opportunities that exist in healthcare.|
|Cambridge Health Alliance||Community Health Worker Training||CHA will provide Community Health Worker training to individuals that live in Revere, who are interested in seeking opportunities in the healthcare field.|
|Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC)||Emergency Services Program||Funding will support the work of the agency's Emergency Assistance Program, focusing on rent/mortgage assistance and support to address housing instability for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.|
|City of Revere's Community Health and Engagement Office||Revere Farmers Market||The Revere Farmers Market will provide $20 shopping cards and CSA produce bags to residents experiencing increased food insecurity.|
|For Kids Only Afterschool||
|CDBG funding will provide inclusion and social-emotional resources to benefit youth with behavioral and mental health needs resulting from the challenges and trauma of the COVID pandemic.|
|HarborCOV||Domestic Violence Services||Funding will provide a Domestic Violence Case Manager to specifically work with low-income immigrant survivors in Revere, including Arabic-speakers and those who are at high risk for domestic violence homicide.|
|Mystic Valley Elder Services||Transportation and Congregate Meals||Program will provide transportation to and from appointments and hot meals and socialization for low-income Revere older adults to remain living independently in their Revere community.|
|City of Revere Parks and Recreation||Camp Saturday||Funding will support the establishment of a low cost Saturday enrichment camp for children, enabling parents/guardians to return to work and giving children access to extra educational supports.|
|Revere Community School||Adult Education Program||Funding will provide scholarships to 120 low and moderate income Revere adults to take ESL and/or the HiSET course (formerly known as GED) and have a part time program assistant (Spanish/English) to assist managing the program.|
|City of Revere Substance Use Disorder & Homelessness Initiatives Office (SUDHI)||Homelessness Program||Funding will allow SUDHI to hire a full-time outreach worker who will carry out a wide range of services with the unsheltered population in Revere.|
|The Neighborhood Developers, Inc.||Resident Services||The Neighborhood Developers will provide expanded resident services to households in its affordable housing developments in Revere. Activities will include: 1) on-time rent reporting to a credit bureau to increase credit scores 2) scale up tutoring program for youth needing extra support related to online learning during the pandemic and 3) establish a childcare fund to provide families with childcare to help parents return to work.|
|CONNECT/Revere Works||Employment Services||Will hire a job navigator to work with residents through one-on-one services focusing on cover letter and resume editing, interview preparation, online job application guidance, soft skills training, and creating referrals to job training programs.|